“Antoinette” llustration Inspired by the Work of Rene Gruau

The past few weeks have been a tad frustrating since I’ve had little time to work at my drafting table.  I have had time to dream though (and browse the internet for inspiration); so, this post is a tribute to one of my favorite artists, renowned fashion illustrator René Gruau.  One of the things I love the most about his work is the bold and often sparse use of color.  I also love the freedom of his brush strokes and the timeless elegance of his women.

Take a look here:

Illustration by Rene Gruau

Illustration by Rene Gruau

And for lots more examples of Gruau’s work, look here.

My humble “knock-off” can’t hold a candle to these illustrations, but it’s gotten me back in the swing of working with markers and  and ink again!

Antoinette for blog



Filed under Art, Drawing, education, illustration, Influences, marker and ink illustration, techniques

2 responses to ““Antoinette” llustration Inspired by the Work of Rene Gruau

    • Thanks, Helen. Although I’m not completely satisfied with that illustration, I do want to do a collection in that style…more to come hopefully soon.

      Have you found Sadie?

      Ciao – Joana

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